By Scott T. Sterling
The seemingly ubiquitous DJ/producer, whose World Cup anthem collaboration with Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean and Alexandre Pires was just released, is featured on the brand new cut from Chris Martin and the Coldplay gang, “A Sky Full of Stars.”
The tune is the latest song to be heard from Coldplay’s upcoming new album, Ghost Stories, following hot on the heels of the full-length’s lead track, “Always in My Head,” which was recently revealed during Martin’s sprawling interview with renowned BBC 1 radio DJ, Zane Lowe.
Avicii’s imprint can be heard all over the track (which is sure to get the full-on EDM remix treatment sooner than later), from the majestic piano lines to the pounding bass drum that propels the song forward, particularly during the chorus. Martin’s appropriately dramatic vocals soar over the top of this arena-ready anthem.
“The idea of ghost stories for me was: how do you let the things that happen to you, your ghosts, how do you let them affect your present and your future?” Martin said during the interview with Lowe, which is being released in multiple parts. “Because there was a time when I was feeling like they were going to drag me down and ruin my life, and the lives of those around me.”
Ghost Stories is set for release on May 19. “A Sky Full of Stars” is set to be the record’s second single, behind “Magic.”